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Articles Tagged Sound Reinforcement Techniques

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    stage monitors
    Craig Leerman 02/09/16 07:25 AM,
    My company has worked countless smaller to mid-sized festivals and variety shows over the years, and through trial and error we’ve discovered several approaches and problem-solvers that make life a little easier when it comes to working with stage monitoring. As always, the first step to success is advancing the gig. We never take the promoter’s word that the riders we’ve received are current, so we call each artist’s representative to make sure we’ve got the latest monitoring requirements. The… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConcertConsolesDigitalInterconnectLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
    prosoundweb
    Andy Coules 02/05/16 02:28 PM,
    Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to use some of the best sound systems currently available from many of the leading manufacturers, and one of the things that struck me is how far we’ve come in terms of delivering the bottom end of the mix. Subwoofer technology and placement techniques have developed to the point where we have a lot more control over how this important band of frequencies is deployed. So I thought it would be… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016
    prosoundweb
    Charlie Hughes 02/03/16 07:36 AM,
    When measuring loudspeaker systems, the question of phase response often arises. I thought it might be informative to review setting the receive delay within a measurement system so that the displayed phase response is the “correct” one. I have the word correct in quotes above because for a given magnitude response there are an infinite number of equally valid phase responses. This is due in part to what is called propagation delay. This is simply the time of flight of… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, January 11, 2016
    signal flow
    Barry McKinnon 01/11/16 07:06 AM,
    Editor’s Note: This article was featured in the very first issue of Live Sound International, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. Published in January 1992, the article is understandably a bit dated, yet it still provides a wealth of valuable information on an important topic in sound reinforcement. Signal distribution can get unwieldy at times. One of the worst situations is the slow evolution of a sound reinforcement system. The growing demands on the system require the addition of components until… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectPowerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, January 07, 2016
    wireless systems
    Ike Zimbel 01/07/16 12:04 PM,
    When deploying wireless, whether it’s a single system or several, and whether it’s for a tour, a one-off, a broadcast, at a church or wherever, it’s important to keep track of a whole range of parameters besides the most obvious one of frequency selection. Why? The two main reasons are consistency and preparation. In other words, making sure that anything that needs to be replaced, from a single piece to the entire system, is checked and vetted as well as… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2016
    phase alignment
    Bob McCarthy 01/06/16 06:11 AM,
    The setting of delay times in signal processors is one of the principal techniques of system optimization. In most cases the timing is set to “align” two (or more) signal sources so as to create the most transparent transition between them. The process of selecting that time value can be driven by time or phase, hence the relevant terms are “time alignment” and phase alignment.”  These are related but different concepts and have specific applications. It’s important to know which… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Monday, December 21, 2015
    image
    Dave Rat 12/21/15 07:39 AM,
    Those of us who indulge in live sound spend countless hours paying attention to every detail in the audio signal chain - comparing, pondering opinionating and deciding every issue that crosses our path. Does this mixing console sound better? Do I need to spend an extra $2,000 on a vocal compressor? Can you please move the guitar mic two millimeters to the left? Does phantom power really ruin ribbon mics? One question persists, however: to what end is all this… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystem

  • Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    microphones
    Craig Leerman 12/08/15 06:55 AM,
    A lot of my work is with conferences and corporate meetings. The approach is slightly different in comparison to traditional music gigs, particularly when it comes to microphones. Wireless lavalier and headworn/earset microphones are common in “corporates,” visually discreet while allowing presenters to move about the stage and use their hands to demonstrate products or operate controls of computers and AV equipment. When the feed is going to a PA system, lavalier mics with a directional pattern should be used… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, December 07, 2015
    prosoundweb
    Mark Frink 12/07/15 06:49 AM,
    Sharing is the very definition of a multi-act music festival, though some shares are bigger than others. Various performing artists or groups take turns with a venue’s audience and stage, as well as its sound, lights and video production. Multi-act festivals provide more entertainment than the usual concert headliner with one or two support acts, using two or more festival stages to ensure continuous live music. A festival’s added draw allows headliners to perform before larger crowds and openers to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertConsolesDigitalInterconnectMixerSignalSoftwareStage

  • Friday, November 20, 2015
    time
    Tom Young 11/20/15 03:56 PM,
    When traveling to different time zones, we need to correct our time-keeping tools in order to align our activities to the local standard time. Very simple. Likewise in sound reinforcement systems, we often encounter multiple sources of misalignment, albeit in much smaller time increments. The importance of these misalignments is often subject to debate, but with the advent of a wide variety of very good digital processing products, correcting such anomalies is no longer out of reach for most of… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer



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